|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris:
As the water gained between decks the schooner's speed dwindled,
and at the same time as she approached the shore the wind, shut
off by the land, fell away. By this time the ocean was not four
inches below the stern-rail. Two miles away was the nearest sand-
spit. Wilbur broke out a distress signal on the foremast, in the
hope that Charlie and the deserters might send off the dory to
their assistance. But the deserters were nowhere in sight.
"What became of the junk?" he demanded suddenly of Moran. She
motioned to the westward with her head. "Still lying out-side."
Twenty minutes passed. Once only Moran spoke.
"When she begins to go," she said, "she'll go with a rush. Jump
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum:
wander around the palace and was made to stay in confinement in
Dorothy's room; so she began to beg her mistress to send her to some
other place where she could enjoy herself better.
Dorothy was herself anxious to get home, so she promised Eureka they
would not stay in the Land of Oz much longer.
The next evening after the trial the little girl begged Ozma to allow
her to look in the enchanted picture, and the Princess readily
consented. She took the child to her room and said: "Make your wish,
dear, and the picture will show the scene you desire to behold."
Then Dorothy found, with the aid of the enchanted picture, that Uncle
Henry had returned to the farm in Kansas, and she also saw that both
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
confrontation. There opposed to him stood I, a little soiled,
perhaps, but still a rather elaborately civilised human being,
born, bred and trained in a vague tradition. In my hand was an
unaccustomed gun. And each of us was essentially a teeming,
vivid brain, tensely excited by the encounter, quite unaware of
the other's mental content or what to do with him.
He stepped back a pace or so, stumbled and turned to run.
"Stop," I cried; "stop, you fool!" and started to run after him,
shouting such things in English. But I was no match for him over
the roots and mud.
I had a preposterous idea. "He mustn't get away and tell them!"